Research that constitutes a significant contribution to the specialty of the student. The course requires the writing and defense of a doctoral thesis.

QUIM4998. Undergraduate Research I.
One to three credit hours. Three to nine hours of research per week. Prerequisite: Authorization of the Director of the Department.

Introduction to chemical research under the supervision of professors of the Chemistry department.

One to three credit hours. Three to nine hours of research per week. Prerequisite: three credits in QUIM4998.

A research project under the supervision of professors of the Chemistry department. Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate

General Biochemistry I. QUIM5071
This is a three credit course, with three lecture hours per week.

Chemical characterization of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids; principles of enzymology and bioenergetics, recombinant DNA techniques, introduction to carbohydrate metabolism and biological oxidations.


One credit hour. Four hours laboratory per week. Co-requisite: QUIM5071

The use of bioinformatics, structural genomics, and the molecular modeling in the spectroscopic characterization and analysis of biological molecules.

Biophysical Chemistry QUIM6016

3 credit conference hours pre-requisite: Advanced Biochemistry QUIM6715

Spectroscopic methods, molecular simulation, bioenergetics, reaction kinetics, and solution thermodynamics applied to nucleic acids, proteins, and other biological molecules.

Advanced Biochemistry QUIM6715

Three credits, three hours of lectures per week.

Study of the structure and function of biological macromolecules, such as nucleic acids and proteins.Discussion of biological membranes as fundamental components in cellular function.Analysis of macromolecules by advanced instrumental techniques.

New Special Topics course allowing graduate students have a work experience in the industry. The student must be in good standing, have a letter offer  describing his/her responsibilities, tasks, period of work, immediate supervisor, division, company address and contact information. A Co-op collaboration agreement. Supervisor and advisor evaluations, mid-term report and final oral presentation are required. Guidelines for mid-term report and oral presentation, course syllabus, evaluation forms and collaboration agreement are included.

Credits: 3 credit hours, may be repeated once.

Chemistry Research I, II, S. QUIM6998

Six credit hours.

The student will choose a member of the faculty as
his adviser. Presentation of a thesis is required for

Bioinformatics, Proteins, and Protein-Protein Interactions QUIM8995

Four credits, four hours of lectures per week. Pre-requisite: Advanced Biochemistry (QUIM6715)

Bioinformatics its basic concepts, methods, and tools to assess protein sequence structure and function; and the use of molecular biophysics to study proteins and protein-protein interactions.Specifically, the students will have a hands-on approach to using bioinformatics databases to analyze sequences, phylogeny, protein homology, identifying common protein motifs and domains, and protein-protein interactions.Advanced analysis of thermodynamic and spectroscopic data will be performed to understand protein unfolding, relative stability, and protein-protein interactions.Molecular modeling will also be used to discuss protein structure and protein complexes.